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Pearls of Wisdom

 
 
Reply Tue 8 Jun, 2004 11:24 pm
You know that expression that people sometimes use:

"Like my dad (or mother, or uncle, etc.) used to say . . . "

There is always a little witticism or some practical advice that comes right after that, like "always save 10% of your paycheck" or "even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while".

Did anyone "used to say" anything to you? Got any pearls you'd like to share?
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jun, 2004 11:29 pm
I used to say "even a clock that's stopped is right twice a day", but people confused the insult with wisdom, so I had to drop that one. You see, sometimes I think "Well. . ." and other times I just don't know.
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kickycan
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jun, 2004 11:34 pm
Oh, I just thought of another one.

Like my drunk uncle used to say, "It's always happy hour somewhere!"
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jun, 2004 11:36 pm
And the sun is always over the yardarm - somewhere.

Don't know what a yardarm is? Ask Mr. Stillwater.
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BoGoWo
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jun, 2004 11:38 pm
my favourite, when refering to old house construction, is:
"they don't build things like they used to; thank goodness!"

and oh yes another favourite is:
"don't know what i'd do without you; but i'd love to find out!"
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jun, 2004 11:39 pm
Ya know? Mom used to tell us that alcohol and gasoline don't mix. They certainly do. It's called gasahol, but it tastes like hell. Trust me.
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kickycan
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jun, 2004 11:43 pm
I know there was another one that had something to do with the sun shining on a dog's ass or something. Anyone remember what that one was?
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oristarA
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jun, 2004 04:46 am
roger wrote:
I used to say "even a clock that's stopped is right twice a day", but people confused the insult with wisdom, so I had to drop that one. You see, sometimes I think "Well. . ." and other times I just don't know.

Hey, there are some used to consider coincidence as the result of their efforts. Your tag "even a clock that's stopped is right twice a day" has impressed me.
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Montana
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jun, 2004 05:19 am
I always remembered my mom saying "Live and learn", and I did, the hard way, LOL!

My father always said "If it's not broken, don't fix it".
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jun, 2004 06:21 am
I'd watch my grandfather eating food that was alien to me and I'd ask him if it was good.

"Girl," He'd say.

"It's only good... if you like it."
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jun, 2004 06:28 am
Kicky, you're thinking of "even the sun shines on a dog's ass once in a while."
Kind of like when you found that really unbelivable deal on that MC Hammer cd.

If she's fat...have another beer.
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McTag
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jun, 2004 06:31 am
A pan loaf is the mother of a tar boiler.

A pan loaf is bread. Bread is a necessity. Necessity is the mother of invention. A tar boiler is an invention. So....

But my pa was mad.
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eoe
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jun, 2004 06:33 am
Conditions create conduct.
-my daddy
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nimh
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jun, 2004 06:46 am
Als de pastoors niet meer vragen
en de boeren niet meer klagen
zijn we aan het eind der dagen

(If the priests stop asking
and the farmers stop complaining
the end of days is nigh)

Zuivel op zuivel
is het werk van de duivel

(Dairy on dairy
Is the work of the devil.

So dont you think of putting cheese on that buttered sandwich!)

Twee geloven op een kussen
Slaapt de duivel tussen

(When there's two religions on the bed's pillows
The devil sleeps between them).

Yes, people - words of wisdom. Listen and learn, and act accordingly.
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squinney
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jun, 2004 07:04 am
Grandma used to say, "Pretty is as pretty does."

Grandpa used to say. "We gotta make hay while the suns a shinin'."

Dad used to say, "Be professional."

(A little confusing when they'd all say this at once!) :wink:
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BoGoWo
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jun, 2004 08:10 am
i came up with one yesterday, while describing my living accommodations to an aquaintance;

i mentioned that my 'bedroom' was a raised 'loft' platform, accessed by a ladder.
he immediately noted, with a glint in his eye, that that might be somewhat 'daunting' for a some female visitors.
and i observed:

"if they can't get up the ladder, i don't want them up there!" Twisted Evil
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oristarA
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jun, 2004 08:57 am
Montana wrote:
I always remembered my mom saying "Live and learn", and I did, the hard way, LOL!

My father always said "If it's not broken, don't fix it".


Hehe, I always heard of Roberta preached "Live and loin". Smile
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jun, 2004 09:07 am
mom: "into each life some rain must fall";
many co-workers: "its good enough for government work";
one co-worker: "yank my doodle... its a dandy".
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eoe
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jun, 2004 10:02 am
Why buy the cow if you can get the milk for free?
-my mama
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Grand Duke
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jun, 2004 10:07 am
My gran-ma used to say:

"Shy bairns [children] get nowt [nothing]."

I've also heard the same sentiment expressed as:

"Them's that don't ask, don't get."

Which is very true.
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